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Hamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1

Cole Hamels pitches 5 scoreless innings as Phillies lose to Blue Jays 4-1
Jeff Odom, The Associated Press

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

A focus of trade speculation, Hamels didn't allow a hit until Kevin Pillar reached on an infield single leading off the fifth. Hamels picked off Pillar, Dalton Pompey tripled to left-centre field and Hamels struck out Jose Reyes on three pitches.

Hamels, a four-time All-Star, struck out four and walked three.

Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

Flight club members say co-pilot from crashed plane was 'very happy' with Germanwings job
David McHugh, The Associated Press

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally" crashed the jet into the side of a mountain Tuesday in the French Alps.

NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

NC State's Cat Barber says all is OK with Obama after email exchange on postgame profanity
The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama.

Last Saturday night, Barber was caught by TV cameras saying "What ... (is) wrong with Barack Obama" to his teammates in the locker room after North Carolina State upset top-seeded Villanova to reach the Sweet 16.

Obama had picked Villanova to reach the NCAA Tournament final. But the Wolfpack busted the president's bracket with the 71-68 win.

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why
Angela Charlton And David McHugh, The Associated Press

PARIS - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

Disbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash

Disbelief, shock around the world at co-pilot's role in Germanwings jet crash in the Alps
The Associated Press

Incredulity, shock, disbelief and horror.

Around the world, from leaders to pilots to victims' relatives to ordinary people, the news that prosecutors believe a 27-year-old co-pilot deliberately sent Germanwings Flight 9525 straight into a French mountain produced a range of emotions.

Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Can you trust your pilot? Crash of German airliner is certain to make passengers uneasy
Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.

They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's turbulence, they offer reassurance. And when the plane safely touches down, they invite us to fly with them again.

Now, that feeling of security has taken a hit.

NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

NC State's Cat Barber says all is OK with Obama after email exchange on postgame profanity
The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama.

Last Saturday night, Barber was caught by TV cameras saying "What ... (is) wrong with Barack Obama" to his teammates in the locker room after North Carolina State upset top-seeded Villanova to reach the Sweet 16.

Obama had picked Villanova to reach the NCAA Tournament final. But the Wolfpack busted the president's bracket with the 71-68 win.

Alone in cockpit, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

Ignoring pilot and passengers' screams, Germanwings co-pilot deliberately destroyed plane
Lori Hinnant And David McHugh, The Associated Press

PARIS - Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday.

In a split second, all 150 people aboard were dead.

Duhamel and Radford win figure skating gold

Perfect Season: Canadians Duhamel and Radford win figure skating gold at worlds
The Canadian Press

SHANGHAI - Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have their perfect season.

The pair held off two Chinese teams in the free skate to capture gold in the pairs event on Thursday at the world figure skating championships.

A look at the nationalities of victims in France jet crash

A look at the nationalities of the 150 aboard the Germanwings jet that crashed in France
The Associated Press

There were 150 passengers and crew aboard the plane that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps. Germany's Foreign Ministry on Thursday came up with its first complete list of their nationalities, which was complicated to compile because some have dual nationality.

Here's a breakdown, listing first those people with one nationality and then those with dual citizenship:

— 71 Germans.

— 48 Spaniards.

— 3 Argentines.

— 3 Americans.

— 2 Australians.

— 2 British.

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